Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Mental health break.

Some interesting history on cats.


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Meet The PetMorons


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Hi, Mis Hum!

Just wanted to share a picture of the newest addition to our family. This is Pepper, our new granddog. She is a Berniedoodle, just a few weeks old. SIL has allergies, and BDs are supposedly hypoallergenic. We'll see.

(I wanted a grandbaby, but I have been told by our daughter that I have to be patient....)

We are heading out to California in a couple of weeks for a visit. I am sure I will hate to leave the little munchkin when we head back home!

This is Big Momma (or Momma Cat) our version of everyone's favorite meme cat, Smudge.

We inherited her when our daughter passed away 3 years ago. She was half feral, and Michelle always told us that she didn't like to be held or petted, but that wasn't gonna fly in our house.

We insisted on treating her like all of the other cats, and now she jumps up on the couch for hubby to pet her, then she snuggles up right next to him and demands to share his space. I always tell him that Michelle is coming to visit him in cat form, so he puts up with the intrusion (he's a big softie).

She doesn't look it when she is walking, but Momma is a HUGE kitty, and all muscle!

We also inherited her daughter, Mocha, but she likes to be outdoors whenever possible. We don't let Momma outside, though - with her white fur, she would be too tempting a target!


Teresa in Fort Worth

So do you overfeed the grandbaby extra T-R-E-A-T-S? That's a grandparent's job isn't it? Sounds like you have succeeded with taming Big Momma. Safe travels to CA and thanks for sharing your "family" with us today.


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Hey Misanthropic Hum,
Here is my daughter's new pup, Rowan. He is a stray pit bull mix that she adopted yesterday. So far he is a little bit of an attention whore but he seems to enjoy being around people so I think he's going to work out great. I always enjoy the pet threads so thank you for doing them. - Mike

Hey back Mike, thanks for the photo. Good luck to your daughter with her new addition. Pups are work, but with the right work and love she'll have a great companion.

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This is Teach. Full name "Edward Teach, the Dread Pirate Tabbybeard, Scourge of the Seven Seas". Born in a boat, kidnapped from his mother, and rescued by my wife and I just as he opened his eyes. We are firmly entrenched as his Mommy and Daddy. Also known as "Stinker", always on the lookout for any trouble he can get into. - Teachs Pet Monkey

We aren't sure you are telling us the straight skinny. How could that cute kitteh be such a stinker? Gorgeous cat. Thanks for your contribution today.

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Miss. Hum,

I finally decided to search through my pics to find a good pic of our dogs. In the process I first came across one I took last week of my buddy's dog, Oscar (the family's name is Meyer, so...). He is (they think) a cocker-poodle-Shih-Tzu mix. He was the inspiration for our family to get our two dogs.

We first were introduced to Oscar when our kids were just toddlers. He was so good with them, we knew we needed to find a dog like him right away. Now, even at 17 years old (yes, 17) he has a lot of life and energy. Here in this pic he's a little sad because it's just him and me while his owners were away.

Thanks for the thread. And yes, my dogs next time. - Chin music

What a cute little snuggle buddy. Quite the impression he made on you to go out and get your own doggehs. Yes, next time, your dogs, ok?


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This is Judy (the black and white) and Daisy, two of our favorite felines. Judy and Daisy were graced by being in the pet thread awhile back and they have been avid followers ever since. You can tell from their looks of consternation they have been a little disappointed in the feline appearances in the pet thread recently, so they asked us, “What are you going to do about it!” Being the low ranking members of their pride we would like to encourage other cat people to give our girls something to look forward to on a lazy Saturday afternoon by sending their cat pics and cat stories into the pet thread.

Shaquerone and BionicBack (lurkers in the Great Free State of South Carolina)

What a pose. I'm curious as how you did that. Do you herd cats as well? Lovely cats you have there. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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Hello MisHum!

Some time ago, I submitted our beloved rescue GSD “Noble” for the pet thread. He (and my daughter) were thrilled to be featured, but alas, he has passed on and is now chasing squirrels in heavenly pastures. He left us around the middle of April, making my birthday the worst I’ve ever had. I had convinced myself (and my wife) that I was done with dogs for a while, but then the loneliness of not having that constant companion set in, and I brought home another little furball, only a few weeks later. I humbly submit “Tucker”. He came home at 7 weeks, and is now about 5-1/2 months (yes, that’s the same dog!). He had an unfortunate run-in with a black lab who stole his bone, and earned a few notches in his ear for his trouble. Now, he doesn’t like black dogs (is that racist?). Otherwise, he’s a loveable goofball, but already developing into an intimidating protector for our family. I think he is already aware that he has some big paw prints to fill!

As usual, love the pet thread! But, chalk me up as a vote for more bats, less cats!

Best regards, Shepherd Lover

My, they certainly grow up fast. The current photo of Tucker cracked me up. He needs some filling out. Is he klutzy? Glad you found a new companion. Good luck.


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This is sweet River. She was living in a junk yard as a puppy when a rescue group picked her up. My son adopted her and she stayed at our house until he could move. My husband kept asking when he was going to come get his dog. Now we say to my son “you will never get this dog.” We love her so much! She’s smart, funny and just so adorable. Living in that junk yard made her clever and crafty, both traits that are irresistible.
Thanks for sharing her with the world! - Tracy

That's a frequent story, "Mom, Dad, watch my pet, please." Next thing you know the pet belongs to Mom & Dad. Congrats on your new addition. He certainly is a cutie.


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This is Dave in Fla. I mentioned two weeks ago that I need to send a picture of out tri-color collie, Star.

She was bread to be a guide dog, and we raised her from a puppy, then sent her back to the school for training and placement. She failed training (at least 50% of dogs do) and we were asked to give her a permanent home with our two goldens (also retired guide dogs).

As of a few weeks ago she became an only child and is now 12 years old. She is in good health, but starting to slow down. She is always happy when it is bedtime.

The picture is of her and her sisters Yager and Press, who we miss a lot.

Dave you have a stronger constitution than I do. There is no way I could raise a puppy and give it to the program. That is special my friend. Gorgeous family of dogs you have in this photo. Thanks.


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Great Morons, great PetMorons. Thanks for all of your contributions today. If you have something animal/pet related you would like to submit, contact us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

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1 As always a beautiful bevy of pets. And condolences for the losses.

I love that dog jumping into the leaves.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 03:05 PM (lgiXo)

2 And I was first. Surprising.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 03:05 PM (lgiXo)

3 I'd like a picture of Misanthropic Humanitarian riding his new tame grizzly bear.

If not, then bearskin rugs & fireplaces and bare skins lead to babies.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 03:06 PM (hyuyC)

4 From this morning's Powerline this week in pictures. Probably the cutest kid and pet picture of the week.

https://tinyurl.com/y46479aw

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 12, 2020 03:06 PM (AiZBA)

5 Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind

Yup. All you can see is a wagging tale. A good metaphor for our times. Enjoy life.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 03:07 PM (hyuyC)

6 DR.WTF

Somewhere out there is a picture of a wet, stinky, unhappy cat.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 03:08 PM (hyuyC)

7 Tail. Wagging tail!

Wagging tales are for bearskin rugs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 03:09 PM (hyuyC)

8 Why does that reporter up top have her cap down over her eyes. That seems unprofessional.

I know, who cares?

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 03:10 PM (lgiXo)

9 Hello pet lovin' Morons.

I'm presently very tempted to adopt a new pup. I already have a 5 yo lab/pit, and I've never had > 1 dog.

But... having been smacked by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne, and Irma (and boy howdy she slapped me pretty hard), I've made contact with a local rescue org that deals with Caribbean dogs displaced by hurricanes, in this case a bunch of potcakes from Grand Bahama (Dorian hit them hard a thousand years ago in 2019).

So... how big is the jump from one dog to 2 dogs? Double food & vet bills, of course. Anything else?

Posted by: weew at September 12, 2020 03:10 PM (+m+uH)

10 I thought it was getting lonely on the last thread.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at September 12, 2020 03:11 PM (JXyUG)

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So... how big is the jump from one dog to 2 dogs? Double food & vet bills, of course. Anything else?
Posted by: weew

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Quadruple the love.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2020 03:12 PM (Cptqp)

12 Great looking group of moronimals. Judy the Cat has an interesting face. Looks like a Rorschach test. What a cutie.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at September 12, 2020 03:12 PM (cxolL)

13 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2020 03:12 PM (Cptqp)

Exponential! I can dig that

Posted by: weew at September 12, 2020 03:13 PM (+m+uH)

14 Cat and dog beauties this week. What charmers!

Posted by: washrivergal at September 12, 2020 03:18 PM (66BnU)

15 Can anyone advise feeding options for my 12-year-old cat? Vet prescribed kidney function food (early stage), but Harli doesn't like the Purina canned stuff.
She's not into human food, but would probably eat tuna. Right now she's getting Fancy Feast with gravy.

Posted by: Miley Lives Matter at September 12, 2020 03:18 PM (rCwaK)

16 I've had good luck with the Science Diet line. I think k/d is the kidney treatment variant.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy /i] at September 12, 2020 03:21 PM (ZSK0i)

17 My German Shepard had those same notches in his ear. He thought he could eat the food belonging to our female dog. She convnced him otherwise.

And there's nothing I love as much as golden retrievers with all the white around their eyes and muzzles. Good dog indeed.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 12, 2020 03:22 PM (YynYJ)

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Not a pet thing, but animals nonetheless...

We often joke about cockroaches inheriting the earth after the inevitable nuclear apockeyclipse. I disagree. The crows will eventually rule the world. Submitted for your discussion.

https://tinyurl.com/yy3f7hfe

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2020 03:26 PM (EGyGV)

19 Miley: i believe there are some other Rx foods out there for the same issue, albeit MOAR $$$ than the pro plan, which isn't Rx.

did he have any suggestions?

otherwise, e-mail me, and i'll find some of the online stores we've used for such things.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 12, 2020 03:26 PM (wMDBb)

20 Miley Lives Matter at September 12, 2020 03:18 PM

Can you spike the food with something she would like?

Posted by: KT at September 12, 2020 03:28 PM (BVQ+1)

21 This place is unbelievable. T&A on every thread and now ANIMAL SEX even on the pet thread.

How am I supposed to share this with my husband or father now? Do you show this filth to your kids??!!?!?

Disgusting.

Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 03:28 PM (C1NyB)

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I've had good luck with the Science Diet line. I think k/d is the kidney treatment variant.
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Just sayin'... I've never known of a cat that didn't reject Science Diet. Maybe except yours.

Last time I bought pet food, I asked the person what kind cats like/dislike. She said they love junk food. The unhealthier it is, the more they like it. They want cheeseburgers, sundaes, fries, hostess cupcakes. Cheap stuff. I've found this to be true with a sick cat that had to eat healthy.

That said, my cat eats Royal Canin and Purina Beyond with no objections. Always go for grain-free.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 12, 2020 03:34 PM (G51Gf)

23 Lucy is being extra skittish today. I thi no the orange sky and the stench of smoke permeating the air is unsettling. Me too.

Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 03:34 PM (U2p+3)

24 Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 03:28 PM (C1NyB)

lmao!! Threadwinner!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 03:36 PM (dUJdY)

25 A belated, but hearty, "Woof!" to all these fine animal friends!

Posted by: Commissar Conor at September 12, 2020 03:37 PM (2C38g)

26 Whoever raked up that pile of leaves (in the American Digest video link) is gonna be REALLY pissed off.

Posted by: Annalucia at September 12, 2020 03:41 PM (S6ArX)

27 Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 03:28 PM (C1NyB)

Well played!

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at September 12, 2020 03:41 PM (ZI4/t)

28 There are some real heart-melters in the mix this week.

Posted by: m at September 12, 2020 03:41 PM (hl9+B)

29 Bless the animals and the people who love them!

One thing you learn about as a cat person is Tanglefoot. If you stand in one place, then before you move, you have to check your ankle area to make sure you won't get tripped. Another example is getting out of a chair and walking toward a doorway. The cats suddenly decide that THEY were planning on going there too, and make it a race, colliding with your legs, and maybe scratching your bare feet as they tear through in the rush.

It's so worth it! I love them and I know they love me.

Posted by: gp at September 12, 2020 03:41 PM (qpX6U)

30 Aww, great pet morons this week. And a couple in particular that are close to my heart <3

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 12, 2020 03:42 PM (fbKnl)

31 River is a lovely girl!
"Now we say to my son you will never get this dog."
LOL

Posted by: m at September 12, 2020 03:42 PM (hl9+B)

32 Aw, a pirate kitty.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 12, 2020 03:43 PM (t+qrx)

33 The puppy pix of Pepper the Berniedoodle and the tiny Tucker Shepherd are really too cute.

Posted by: m at September 12, 2020 03:45 PM (hl9+B)

34 Happy Saturday everybody.

No WAAY that top photo is real!
(Sorry MisHum couldn't resist)
:-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2020 03:46 PM (L2ZTs)

35 MisHum, are you retired forever from the ONTs or just taking a long break?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2020 03:47 PM (L2ZTs)

36 Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 03:28 PM (C1NyB)

hahahaha
Good one.

Posted by: m at September 12, 2020 03:47 PM (hl9+B)

37 Conor and I went for a nice walk at Manassas Battlefield Park. There is a bridge that narrows the walking path considerably at one point. Just our luck that coming the other way from the parking lot, there was a gentleman with two huge Doberman Pinschers. Conor was convinced they'd make great playmates, but I kept thinking that the one nearest me was eyeing my throat, so I was glad when we passed without incident.

My problem is that in situations like this you can never be sure how well trained the dogs are, nor can you be sure the owners are really competent and have control of the dogs. Fortunately, this owner and these dogs were very well behaved.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 03:47 PM (2C38g)

38 I used to share the posts on this site with my wife, my daughter and all my conservative friends, but lately between the scantily-clad women in the Chess Thread and the dogs humping on the Pet Thread, I don't feel comfortable doing this anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:47 PM (cank/)

39 Crap. Beaten to the joke.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:48 PM (cank/)

40 MisHum, are you retired forever from the ONTs or just taking a long break?
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2020 03:47 PM (L2ZTs)


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Ssshhhh. "Retirement" is the cover story.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:49 PM (cank/)

41 Just to make that top photo a slight bit funnier, WAAY is out of north Alabama.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Makes for a tighter sausage at September 12, 2020 03:51 PM (xVQEQ)

42 Happy Caturday everyone
And lots of cute doggies today

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2020 03:52 PM (OjZpE)

43
Test.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 12, 2020 03:52 PM (t5m5e)

44 Ssshhhh. "Retirement" is the cover story.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:49 PM (cank/)


Exactly, "Retirement" sounds so much better than "Witness Protection"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 03:52 PM (2C38g)

45 On my weekend walk, I saw a couple that had a German Shepherd/Husky mix, 8-weeks old. Incredibly adorable.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 12, 2020 03:52 PM (l9m7l)

46 Well, this just happened. Good thing I didn't eat yet.

https://youtu.be/eNXA260P4AI

Posted by: hogmartin at September 12, 2020 03:53 PM (t+qrx)

47 MisHum, are you retired forever from the ONTs or just taking a long break?
Posted by: qdpsteve

He bought a Bat Ranch and its roundup time.

Posted by: JT at September 12, 2020 03:53 PM (arJlL)

48 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:47 PM (cank/

LOL. Now you've done it. Mis Hum will now be posting pictures of dogs humping every Saturday for the next five weeks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 03:54 PM (WkPC9)

49 Commissar Hrothgar,
Jordan, CannibalBob, Heidi and I did that same loop at that park the day after the NoVaMoMe. It was a nice trail. Lots of doggies.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 03:55 PM (U2p+3)

50 Well, this just happened. Good thing I didn't eat yet.

Aww.. so cute!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 03:55 PM (dUJdY)

51 "She was half feral, and Michelle always told us that she didn't like to be held or petted, but that wasn't gonna fly in our house."

All my cats have been feral kittens and adults I've taken off the street. You've seen my pictures of Cheesehead and Flash, both rescued as adults. Adult ferals bear the scars and memories of hard life outdoors, and they seem even more loving and grateful to have a good indoor home. When they pass, they are the ones I most grieve. My consolation is that I did the most that anybody could do to make them comfortable and happy.

Posted by: gp at September 12, 2020 03:55 PM (qpX6U)

52 I've had good luck with the Science Diet line. I think k/d is the kidney treatment variant.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy /i] at September 12, 2020 03:21 PM (ZSK0i)

I'll try that with her - thanks!

Posted by: Miley Lives Matter at September 12, 2020 03:56 PM (rCwaK)

53 He bought a Bat Ranch and its roundup time.
Posted by: JT at September 12, 2020 03:53 PM (arJlL)

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Branding time at the Whispering Bat spread is no laughing matter.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:57 PM (cank/)

54 Miley, when my feral cat was failing she would eat Fancy Feast, but nothing else. I did not do an content analysis, but agree with the grain free comment above, especially for cats.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 03:57 PM (2C38g)

55 Amazon delivery driver takes a wrong turn and ends up saving a dog from drowning:

https://tinyurl.com/y39eda5z

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 03:58 PM (WkPC9)

56 Up from my nap In from my hard yard work (yeah, that's the ticket), in time for the Pet Threaaaad! Yaaay!

Know what I saw on TV? No way! Yes, WAAY!

First real "d'aawwww" of the day, Pepper, the Berniedoodle. (And here I thought Bernie doodles was what Biden drew while trying to collect his thoughts.... Ack! Sorry --no polly ticks.)

Edward Teach - great pic. Milady said, "Here's someone who names cats like we do." Thinking of dear, long-departed "Roxy," Roxanne Rolex Raccoon... had some other alliterative names I've forgotten.

Oscar Meyer, "a little sad" is just what I thought when I saw the pic. Sometimes I see a pic and I anticipate it's going to be a "now departed" critter; so I was glad to see it was 'only' loneliness. Dogs can be so expressive!

The pup pic of Noble (great name) earned maybe even a bigger "d'aawwww" than Pepper. I "d'aawwww" in an embarrassing falsetto.

I skipped some, but it's easy to see they're all the best dog and cat ever.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click4vid: Jack the Cat- the Fur Flies
at September 12, 2020 03:59 PM (U/u2R)

57 18
Not a pet thing, but animals nonetheless...

We often joke about cockroaches inheriting the earth after the inevitable nuclear apockeyclipse. I disagree. The crows will eventually rule the world. Submitted for your discussion.

https://tinyurl.com/yy3f7hfe
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2020 03:26 PM (EGyGV)

Tardigrades will outlive everything else on Earth.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 12, 2020 03:59 PM (NWiLs)

58 Thanks for all the tips, folks - I wonder if spiking FF with tuna might work. I have one more can that the vet gave me to try this out.

Posted by: Miley Lives Matter at September 12, 2020 04:00 PM (rCwaK)

59 Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 03:55 PM (U2p+3)

Yes, there are some great trails there. I think Conor and I got spoiled because in the summer heat we would go early, and we got used to having the park to ourselves.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 04:00 PM (2C38g)

60 My daughter has a Doberman and that guy is the biggest baby, but I always pause when he comes to the door. My brother though, has a border collie who is adorable but bites and growels at me every time she sees me. She's the only dog that has ever done that to me.

Posted by: Megthered at September 12, 2020 04:01 PM (SM/op)

61 Hi Insom!

Have you considered being adopted by a doggo yet?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 04:02 PM (U2p+3)

62 Little boy with cleft lip gets a companion dog with a cleft lip:

https://tinyurl.com/y2skclvm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:02 PM (WkPC9)

63 Do you ever get drunk and yell at your white cat?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2020 04:04 PM (LxTcq)

64 The Ace formatting is strange because my browser seems to reset to the top of page so that every time I refresh and the first thing I see is my signature photo.

Posted by: Chief Two Dogs at September 12, 2020 04:05 PM (2C38g)

65 "Can anyone advise feeding options for my 12-year-old cat?"

It doesn't seem to matter what canned food I choose. The cats won't eat much of it, but they always vehemently insist that I open it for them, and on schedule. As for dry nugget food, it always delights them when they hear the sound of a fresh bag being ripped open.

Posted by: gp at September 12, 2020 04:06 PM (qpX6U)

66 "Tardigrades will outlive everything else on Earth."

I have a few. They're easy and inexpensive to feed. Not picky like cats are.

Posted by: gp at September 12, 2020 04:07 PM (qpX6U)

67 I've already been adopted by the neighborhood cat. Doggeh will need to wait until I move.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 12, 2020 04:08 PM (NWiLs)

68 Hahaha. At first I thought, Cicero is riffing off of Midpesterner's comment, which was funny, but seemed odd.

Then I read
Cicero: Crap. Beaten to the joke.

Horde hive mind at play again.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click4vid: Jack the Cat- the Fur Flies
at September 12, 2020 04:09 PM (U/u2R)

69 A Bernese Mountain Dog is a big dog, and obviously a poodle isn't a bigger -unless it's a standard poodle. What size does a BernieDoodle become?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:09 PM (WkPC9)

70 I always figured the echinoderms would inherit the Earth. They lay low for now, just biding their time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 04:09 PM (cank/)

71 Someone posted a video on Twitter today of a mother duck walking along with 6 tiny ducklings following her.

She walks over a sewer grate with her big webbed feet and of course her ducklings follow her but only one tries to cross the grate, and that one drops through.

Mom walks a little farther, now with 5 ducklings following her and she hears the disappeared duckling calling for help, so she turns around and walks back across the grate and of course then the 5 remaining ducklings disappear down the grate. Leaving mother duck walking around the grate in a circle wondering WTF.

I like to think that the person taking the video ran out, pulled up the grate and used some method to pull the ducklings out.

That video is haunting me right now.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2020 04:10 PM (3fnVZ)

72 What size does a BernieDoodle become?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:09 PM (WkPC9)

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Note more than four inches, even in a good day.

Posted by: Mrs. Sanders at September 12, 2020 04:11 PM (cank/)

73 I'll try that with her - thanks!

Posted by: Miley Lives Matter at September 12, 2020 03:56 PM (rCwaK)


My apologies, I forgot to mention. k/d is one of the prescription diets, so you'll need the vet's go ahead.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 12, 2020 04:13 PM (ZSK0i)

74 "a mother duck walking along with 6 tiny ducklings following her."

When you encounter ducklings that haven't fully imprinted yet, they will rush up to you on sight, to the consternation of mom.

Posted by: gp at September 12, 2020 04:13 PM (qpX6U)

75 We just successfully completed the project to mount a new winch on the ATV. 5 hours of futzy work, dirt yoga, full contact electrical wiring, and world class swearing in 2 languages. The bride helped the entire project. 4 hands were often needed. We brought in Son 2 and Duck Dumping GF for a brief time when swearing peaked and 8 hands were needed. Feeling good, real good. If the Bride ever comments here, I have given her the starter nic of Winch Wench.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 12, 2020 04:13 PM (fZqIv)

76 Hiya Nurse!
Stay in with Lucy-cat.
It's nasty out there.
Bad here, even worse further east.
I've been watching the WSDOT cams to see how bad it is.
Stay safe.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at September 12, 2020 04:13 PM (d9Irc)

77 If the Bride ever comments here, I have given her the starter nic of Winch Wench.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 12, 2020 04:13 PM (fZqIv)


Well done, I hope you told her she would be welcome here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 04:15 PM (2C38g)

78 PET THREAD! What a great looking group this week, WCv2, WD and LJ all say howdy!

Posted by: Weasel at September 12, 2020 04:15 PM (MVjcR)

79 How far this blog has slid down the slippery slope!

Two days ago I commented about the scantily clad "chest" players and this blog's hypocrisy and now you are showing intercourse! I fear what is next.

I must now go to my fainting couch.

Posted by: Midwesterner-er at September 12, 2020 04:15 PM (d/5jB)

80 Yes; Imagine if your name really is "Bernie Doodle". Somebody must have that name. People must be making jokes about your name all the time: "Is that your real name or are you actually a designer dog breed?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:17 PM (WkPC9)

81 A Bernese Mountain Dog is a big dog, and obviously a poodle isn't a bigger -unless it's a standard poodle. What size does a BernieDoodle become?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:09 PM (WkPC9)


They're about to find out....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2020 04:18 PM (SRRAx)

82 Posted by: Midwesterner-er at September 12, 2020 04:15 PM (d/5jB)

Late to the game

see 21

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 04:18 PM (2C38g)

83 I like to think that the person taking the video ran out, pulled up the grate and used some method to pull the ducklings out.

That video is haunting me right now.
Posted by: Sharkman


Hope this was the 'sequel' video-- in spirit if not really.

https://youtu.be/fB6K-_n0Ky4

Posted by: mindful webworker
click4vid: Jack the Cat- the Fur Flies
at September 12, 2020 04:18 PM (U/u2R)

84 Hiya weasel!

Lucy says hi!

*makes Lucy wave, gets scratched *

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 04:19 PM (U2p+3)

85 Those are some mighty ears on that GS.

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2020 04:19 PM (zr5Kq)

86 Posted by: Midwesterner-er at September 12, 2020 04:15 PM (d/5jB)

Late to the game

see 21
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 04:18 PM (2C38g)

Granpda, tell me about the time you saw new meme being born.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Big Dumb Weirdo at September 12, 2020 04:20 PM (x8Wzq)

87 Pet Thread!!!!

I'd seen the "Dog Named Stella" vid here before. Amazing how she doesn't even slow down as she dives into the leaf pile. Clearly she's done this before.

The cat breeds thing is something I can speak to. The No. 1 they list is the Siberian: my current older cat's breed. The three I've known have tended to be prickly or sickly, but good companions overall. One thing the Siberian card didn't mention is that part of the breed standard is a "sweet expression." Chekov has that. (Very deceptive.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:20 PM (rpbg1)

88 The gratuitous pussy imagery on display here is revolting, and I would be mortified if my pastor were to see it. I'll bet some of you wear blue jeans, too! Than nice conservative man George Will should set you all straight.

Disgusting!

Posted by: West-North-West of the Middle of Somewhere at September 12, 2020 04:20 PM (DTX3h)

89 Hi Winston

It is nasty outside. Air tastes like smoke. Burns your eyes and your lungs.

You stay safe out there too. Hopefully the ellensburg winds blow in the right direction for you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 04:20 PM (U2p+3)

90 84 Hiya weasel!

Lucy says hi!

*makes Lucy wave, gets scratched *
Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 04:19 PM (U2p+3)
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Howdy Nurse! Little Ms. Fussy Fur was in a mood today, too!

Posted by: Weasel at September 12, 2020 04:21 PM (MVjcR)

91 Great pet thread today. Judy and Daisy love that cute little puppy at the top. They also think that dogs can be so embarrassing...can't those two at the top take it to a room, this is a public internet, for heavens sake!

Posted by: Sharon S Neff at September 12, 2020 04:21 PM (+BUtT)

92 Oh, and black-and-white Judy looks like she is a big cat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:22 PM (rpbg1)

93 Posted by: mindful webworker
click4vid: Jack the Cat- the Fur Flies
at September 12, 2020 04:18 PM (U/u2R)

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People be crazy, but in a good way!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 04:22 PM (2C38g)

94 We got a new additon to Shep's yesterday. Joe is a Rotti mix. He's got heartworm and eye problems but with everyones TLC he will be fine. We lose Callie Tuesday, she was thankfully adopted and Sophie has settled into her new home. Integration of the dogs takes a lot of patience and knowledge. I worry Ora won't take kindly to Joe. Now that Callie will be gone Ora has full access to the living room and kitchen. Ora is a cranky bitch but we love her anyway!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 04:23 PM (dUJdY)

95 Thanks Nurse
I'm in the same eye burning boat.
Too smoky outside to enjoy a cigar even.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at September 12, 2020 04:23 PM (d9Irc)

96 Do you ever get drunk and yell at your white cat?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2020 04:04 PM (LxTcq)


Nope - but If I did, her reaction would be the same as Smudge's!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2020 04:24 PM (SRRAx)

97 Granpda, tell me about the time you saw new meme being born.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Big Dumb Weirdo at September 12, 2020 04:20 PM (x8Wzq)


It was a dark and stormy night...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 04:24 PM (2C38g)

98 MisHum, are you retired forever from the ONTs or just taking a long break?
Posted by: qdpsteve

He bought a Bat Ranch and its roundup time.
Posted by: JT


A pity his neighbor is a sonar tech. Does a lot of R and D at home. Drives the bats crazy.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2020 04:24 PM (axyOa)

99 Posted by: West-North-West of the Middle of Somewhere at September 12, 2020 04:20 PM (DTX3h)

I'm a pastor and I always enjoy the pussy imagery on this thread, West-North-West of the Middle of Somewhere. The pussy imagery before the picture of the shepherd pup is particularly good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:26 PM (WkPC9)

100 Jewells,
It's just lovely you have found such a great place to give your love and energy. Those doggos are so lucky to have you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 04:26 PM (U2p+3)

101 Can anyone advise feeding options for my 12-year-old cat? Vet prescribed kidney function food (early stage), but Harli doesn't like the Purina canned stuff.
She's not into human food, but would probably eat tuna. Right now she's getting Fancy Feast with gravy.
Posted by: Miley Lives Matter at September 12, 2020


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Chekov D. Siberian's vet put him on hydrolyzed protein food from Royal Canin, an Rx because of his persistent diarrhea. It seems to have cleared the problem up almost completely. But again, I don't know if it's for kidney troubles as well. The stuff is not a casual purchase, $55 for 7.7 lbs.

He likes the stuff, and his healthier brother the big black cat does too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:26 PM (rpbg1)

102 Mighty fine Moron pets. Thanks for sharing and thanks to Mis Hum.

Posted by: RI Red at September 12, 2020 04:26 PM (sVW7G)

103 After careful perusal of the "30 breeds of cats" link, I think I need a basket or possibly kiddie pool full of both Singapura AND Burmese kittens.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 12, 2020 04:26 PM (t+qrx)

104 Problem with some pussies is that they are subject to moods...one minute they canoodle, want scratch your eyes out the next. So unreliable.

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2020 04:26 PM (zr5Kq)

105 A pity his neighbor is a sonar tech. Does a lot of R and D at home. Drives the bats crazy.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2020 04:24 PM (axyOa)

You might say they've gone . . .

Batshit crazy.

*dons shades*


YEEEEEEEEAAHHH!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Big Dumb Weirdo at September 12, 2020 04:27 PM (x8Wzq)

106 A pity his neighbor is a sonar tech. Does a lot of R and D at home. Drives the bats crazy.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2020 04:24 PM (axyOa)


I picture MisHum standing in his driveway yelling

"Give me a ping Vasili, one ping only please!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 12, 2020 04:27 PM (2C38g)

107 > MisHum, are you retired forever from the ONTs or just taking a long break?
Posted by: qdpsteve


MisHum is bear hunting. This involves duct taping Midwesterner-er to a tree and covering Xir with honey. For bait, eh.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 12, 2020 04:28 PM (fZqIv)

108 Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 03:28

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:47 PM

Posted by: West-North-West of the Middle of Somewhere at September 12, 2020 04:20 PM

Sensing a meme here.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at September 12, 2020 04:28 PM (cxolL)

109 I could watch Golden's disappearing into a pile of leaves all day. Thank you, MisHum.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 04:28 PM (XxJt1)

110 Nurse.. it does my heart so good spending time with them. If I am having a bad day they turn it into a great day. I love them all so much.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 04:30 PM (dUJdY)

111 I'm inclined to think that the Norwegian Forest Cat is one of the most beautiful animals on earth. (No, I don't have one.)

I made the brief acquaintance of one grand champion fellow named "Harry Potter" at a cat show some years ago: brown tabby with rivers of white fur on face, chest, paws, and tail, and a very good personality. His owner/breeder had him out of the show cage, sitting on his grooming table, for people to pet him. He took it all in grand style, as if he expects royal treatment, and gets it all the time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:30 PM (rpbg1)

112 Though the British Longhair in that card is fantastic-looking. Chekov's breeder occasionally has one of the golden Siberians; they're marked like that, and often have green eyes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:32 PM (rpbg1)

113 After careful perusal of the "30 breeds of cats" link, I think I need a basket or possibly kiddie pool full of both Singapura AND Burmese kittens.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 12, 2020


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My late Arizona, the (possible) Maine Coon mix, looked something like the one on that card, but with more white -- and a sweeter expression. Pics I've seen of Maine Coons over the decades since they became well known shows that breeders are going for a "fiercer" look. Though the cats are still called "gentle giants."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:35 PM (rpbg1)

114 I'm missing one of my pride today. Murphy did not come home this morning. More worrisome, I heard a large owl hooting triumphantly last night. Hoping the two are not related.

The Pet Morons are especially awesome this week. Thank you all for the happy pix.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 04:36 PM (XxJt1)

115 By the way, does anybody know what the language on the cat cards is below the English? It looks like it could be Finnish.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:37 PM (rpbg1)

116 Oh shit, creeper.

Hoping Murphy shows up soon.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 04:39 PM (U2p+3)

117 Oh creeper I hope everything is okay!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 04:39 PM (dUJdY)

118 Well, this just happened. Good thing I didn't eat yet.

https://youtu.be/eNXA260P4AI
Posted by: hogmartin at September 12, 2020


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My two big altered male cats groom each other. Ten seconds later they're playing slap-fight. They are weird.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:41 PM (rpbg1)

119 I reversed the usual order...palmed my one-eyed Ace off on my son when Ace was just a kitten.

It lasted for about a year. The kid's still gone. But the cat came back.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 04:41 PM (XxJt1)

120 My husband is amused by designer dog names-so much so that he even makes up fake designer dog names and laughs about it. Apparently , these are real designer dog names: Spouse laughed. So did I

Bullmation

Schnnoodle

Saint Berdoodle.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:42 PM (WkPC9)

121 Just love the pet thread!

Posted by: Berniedoodle Sanders at September 12, 2020 04:43 PM (63Dwl)

122 Yes; That Norwegian Forest Cat is gorgeous.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:44 PM (WkPC9)

123 Pet morons are the peak of perfection as usual.
My Rusty continously recover from his tick borne disease..which turned out to be erlichiosis and not anaplasmosis as they initially suggested. Eating better without doxycycline. Labs on Tuesday.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:45 PM (ONvIw)

124 120: I had a schnoodle as a child.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:46 PM (ONvIw)

125
All my cats have been feral kittens and adults I've taken off the street. You've seen my pictures of Cheesehead and Flash, both rescued as adults. Adult ferals bear the scars and memories of hard life outdoors, and they seem even more loving and grateful to have a good indoor home. When they pass, they are the ones I most grieve. My consolation is that I did the most that anybody could do to make them comfortable and happy.
Posted by: gp at September 12, 2020


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My big black, Wolf, I rescued when his so-called "humans" left him behind when they got evicted. He was lucky he didn't get run over or caught by a coyote before I took him in.

Nine years now, and he seems quite pleased with me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

126 120: Poozer just sounded rude.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:47 PM (ONvIw)

127 My two big altered male cats groom each other. Ten seconds later they're playing slap-fight. They are weird.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:41 PM (rpbg1)


Oh yeah, Lydia and Oscar will be screaming death and trying to murder each other right afterwards, or else they'll both fall asleep. Either way.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 12, 2020 04:48 PM (t+qrx)

128 The Tamaskan is one of the prettiest dogs I've ever seen. But there's no possibility I would even consider buying one.
This video has a couple of good things about it.

https://youtu.be/WfhJX9Hzgak

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 04:49 PM (lgiXo)

129 I love that I was FIRST!!! with the joke, but the others are getting in trouble for it.


I mean, YOU PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING HYPOCRITES!!!!

Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 04:50 PM (C1NyB)

130 Aww, some great looking pets today!
Anyone have experience with cats that get a palpable fat pad under their skin?
My Dexter has one on his sternum about the size of my thumbnail.
10 year old male cat.
He needs a check up anyway.
Come to think of it, so I. But not for that reason.

Posted by: navybrat the not so irritable at September 12, 2020 04:51 PM (w7KSn)

131 Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:47 PM (ONvIw)

I agree, and Maltipoo sounds like some fiber supplement you take to help with regularity (And anyone who has this breed, I'm sure it's adorable; It's just the name that's the problem.)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 04:51 PM (WkPC9)

132 The Tamaskan is one of the prettiest dogs I've ever seen. But there's no possibility I would even consider buying one.
This video has a couple of good things about it.

https://youtu.be/WfhJX9Hzgak
Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020


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Huh? What'd you say? Yeah, there are some dogs in there somewhere. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 04:51 PM (rpbg1)

133 128:too wolfy for me. I am having enough trouble adjusting kid's keesehond/queasehond.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:51 PM (ONvIw)

134 When I was looking at dogs I considered getting a Pomsky (Husky/Pomeranian cross) but they were pricey and still a little too designer for me.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 04:52 PM (lgiXo)

135 131. I laughed. It does sound like a laxative

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:53 PM (ONvIw)

136 134: They are so varied in size. A neighbor has a 10 pounder but I have seen much larger ones. The first generation is unpredictable.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:54 PM (ONvIw)

137 Thanks, nurse and Jewells. Murphy's been known to be gone for twenty-four hours. I swear he gets lost... he's really pretty but not terribly bright. At one point I was convinced he was deaf.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 04:55 PM (XxJt1)

138 136 134: They are so varied in size. A neighbor has a 10 pounder but I have seen much larger ones. The first generation is unpredictable.
Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:54 PM (ONvIw)

The ones that appealed to me were the larger ones, which had more of a husky appearance.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 04:55 PM (lgiXo)

139 138: so a smallish Husky?

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:56 PM (ONvIw)

140 navybrat, sounds like a lipoma. Benign. Can be removed if you like.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 04:57 PM (XxJt1)

141 139 138: so a smallish Husky?
Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:56 PM (ONvIw)

That's how I would describe them. They had the mask and that curled tail. Others looked more like pomeranians.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 04:57 PM (lgiXo)

142 creeper: I'm missing one of my pride today. Murphy did not come home this morning. More worrisome, I heard a large owl hooting triumphantly last night. Hoping the two are not related....

😿
Oh no! It's such an awful feeling. We have seen and heard a big barn owl hanging around here. Hope our tough old felines don't look as tasty or easy to catch as the rodents, bunnies, and small birds.

🐱
Twice this past several weeks, I've opened the front door to let the cats out in the morning, and stealth kitty Ony runs in! Relief, mixed with chagrin. We are always so careful to make sure they're all in by early evening, but Ony is a special sneak.

🐈
Submitted cat pix at long last this week. Not just our three, but the two tiny kittens we rescued, currently staying with daughter and SiL. Daughter says she thinks they've doubled in size in the past week. Sad to note, kittenhood doesn't last.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click4vid: Jack the Cat- the Fur Flies
at September 12, 2020 04:57 PM (U/u2R)

143 Midpesterner

Do you need a life affirming hug? One your husband appears unable to deliver?

Hey, Insomniac. You're up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 04:58 PM (hyuyC)

144 Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 04:58 PM (hyuyC)

You have to admit-Midpesterner is a funny sock name.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:01 PM (WkPC9)

145 Sad to note, kittenhood doesn't last.
Posted by: mindful webworker
click4vid: Jack the Cat- the Fur Flies
at September 12, 2020


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Thank God it doesn't. Tatiana the Wonder Siberian continually woke me at 2 am because she wanted to play. I took to locking her out of the bedroom because I wasn't getting enough sleep. I tell myself now, "No more kittens!"

Yeah. No doubt when Chekov is gone, or Wolf, I will see a kitten at the SPCA or at a cat show, and . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 05:01 PM (rpbg1)

146 LOL @Salty.

Feel sorry for him, Salty. In six weeks he's going to walk into a bath full of 'ettes. I can guarantee you he will not walk out the same?

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:01 PM (XxJt1)

147 120: I had a schnoodle as a child.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 04:46

Are those good? I ate snickerdoodle's as a child.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at September 12, 2020 05:02 PM (cxolL)

148 Thanks creeper.
I had to switch his feed back in March, couldn't get his normal stuff, so I ordered something perhaps a little too rich for him.

Posted by: navybrat the not so irritable at September 12, 2020 05:02 PM (w7KSn)

149 Ack! Damn you, autocorrect! Barn, not bath.

Though I suppose he would look prefer the latter.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:02 PM (XxJt1)

150 149 Ack! Damn you, autocorrect! Barn, not bath.

Though I suppose he would look prefer the latter.
Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:02 PM (XxJt1)

That explains it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 05:03 PM (lgiXo)

151 FenelonSpoke

Indeed. The Horde is it's usual, broad-shouldered playful self. The Midwesterners I know are made of sterner material.

I hope you, FenelonSpouse and FenelonSon are thriving. Has school opened for him like it has for me?

And a special shout-out to Jesse.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 05:03 PM (hyuyC)

152 Feel sorry for him, Salty. In six weeks he's going to walk into a bath full of 'ettes. I can guarantee you he will not walk out the same?

lol.. poor Insomniac! He's gonna be a changed man.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 05:04 PM (dUJdY)

153 The 'ette bath is open only to Insomniac and 'ettes. Wow!

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 05:05 PM (lgiXo)

154 I shouldn't say poor Insomniac. He's gonna have the best time he's ever had. Guaranteed.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 05:06 PM (dUJdY)

155 creeper

A bath? Hmmmm. Oh, I see the correction.

I think the MoMeet will be at Rancher Bob's and Cow Lady Queen's wonderful spread. They have a lot of room.

Maybe I should ask how big their bath is, or is it really a stock pond with Koi? It is Texas, after all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 05:06 PM (hyuyC)

156 Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind

Uh..., I identify as Insomniac.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 05:06 PM (hyuyC)

157 lol creeper!! I liked bath better!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 05:07 PM (dUJdY)

158 Maybe Insomniac will finally get a good night's sleep.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 05:07 PM (lgiXo)

159 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:01 PM (WkPC9)

I was going to go with "Midscoldener," but I thought that was too much of a stretch.

Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 05:08 PM (C1NyB)

160 Jewells45

Only if he wants to change. He is smart enough, but the will is involved as well.

I have a cunning plan, for the back channel, after I get back from working on my startup.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 05:08 PM (hyuyC)

161 I just played another of Anneka Svenska's vids, where she is sitting with a pack of Norwegian wolves and howls with them. My cats paid no attention to the sounds.

On the other hand, years ago I played a wolf-howl track on a CD, and Arizona the part-Maine Coon got edgy and stalked around as if worried about his territory.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 05:09 PM (rpbg1)

162 I hope you, FenelonSpouse and FenelonSon are thriving. Has school opened for him like it has for me?

Thx very much for asking. That is kind. FenSon is talking anthropology on line through the community college (It's an elective.) and microbiology. He goes up to school for that class and the lab-which is a good thing.

The schools are nutty in N.J. so spouse is driving A/B rotation but only for the high school. No classes on Wednesday.

I hope you and Mrs. Salty Dog are doing well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:09 PM (WkPC9)

163 157 lol creeper!! I liked bath better!
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 05:07 PM (dUJdY)


So will Insom, I expect.

At first, anyway.

*evil grin*

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:10 PM (XxJt1)

164 161 I just played another of Anneka Svenska's vids, where she is sitting with a pack of Norwegian wolves and howls with them. My cats paid no attention to the sounds.

On the other hand, years ago I played a wolf-howl track on a CD, and Arizona the part-Maine Coon got edgy and stalked around as if worried about his territory.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 05:09 PM (rpbg1)

I've watched several videos of howling wolves and my dog pays no attention.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 12, 2020 05:10 PM (lgiXo)

165 Posted by: Midpesterner at September 12, 2020 05:08 PM (C1NyB)

Yes, that is a much better name in fitting with the original sock.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:10 PM (WkPC9)

166 FenelonSpoke

We are doing OK. She wanted me to quit working for the school district, as she has a lot of chores for me to do.

I had to disappoint her.

Time for work on the startup. I need the money.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 05:12 PM (hyuyC)

167 I've watched several videos of howling wolves and my dog pays no attention.

My idiot dog started barking at a duck on TV last night. I threw my slipper at him.. dumb ass. (It's a soft slipper ya'll..I'd never hurt that little dude, and I missed anyway).

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 05:13 PM (dUJdY)

168 A pack of coyotes on the hill will send my cats inside trembling. All those years of labeling the howlers "bad dogs" have sunk in.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:13 PM (XxJt1)

169 I heard a large owl hooting triumphantly last night. Hoping the two are not related....

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I can't speak in absolutes, but I doubt they are. It's late in the season to start calling mates over for sharing, and I suspect they'd be much more likely to be as quiet as possible so as to not draw attention to themselves.

Good luck and hopefully it's just a neighbor helpfully setting out a bowl of delicious food because aww, that poor kitty is probably hungry.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Makes for a tighter sausage at September 12, 2020 05:14 PM (xVQEQ)

170 Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 05:12 PM (hyuyC)

What is the startup on or you're keeping that underwraps till it's further along.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:14 PM (WkPC9)

171 Solid Gold fish blend canned cat food. It is cat crack. Fanny has a tendency to puke food up. She's fine with this. And she wakes me up early for it. And starts hollering any time she hears me open a can.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 12, 2020 05:15 PM (YynYJ)

172 FenelonSpoke

I'll send you some data on the back channel. Later.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2020 05:15 PM (hyuyC)

173
The schools are nutty in N.J. so spouse is driving A/B rotation but only for the high school. No classes on Wednesday.

I hope you and Mrs. Salty Dog are doing well.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:09 PM (WkPC9)


Our schools gave you the option of half days (2 weeks on 2 weeks off with virtual) or all virtual. As the hybrid sessions required total masks and plexi barriers and did not include meal time, we chose virtual. We thought 2 weeks of all virtual with 2 weeks of half virtual followed by 2 weeks of all virtual seemed confusing and messy. In the hybrid class you'd be watching the teacher teach the other half of the class for two weeks, as well. We decided to forgo masks and that crazy schedule.

Plus this way they get to hangout with the new pup and Rusty.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 05:16 PM (ONvIw)

174 Sidebar item about ibguy.

May God hold him close and comfort his family.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2020 05:17 PM (4JM5Y)

175 Hugely off topic, but a sidebar note from Weird Dave is important. Sad news about our horde member ibguy.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 12, 2020 05:18 PM (Z/jzm)

176 Thank you, Moron Robbie. You made me feel better. I expect Murphy will show up in his own good time.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:18 PM (XxJt1)

177 Navybrat
Lucy also has a lump where her tail joins her butt. I think it's benign. It's been there about a year as far as I know and has not changed. I just keep an eye on it.

She's overdue for a checkup, but so am I. I hate doctors, so........

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 05:18 PM (U2p+3)

178 174 Sidebar item about ibguy.

May God hold him close and comfort his family.
Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2020 05:17 PM (4JM5Y)

Yes. Very sad.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 05:21 PM (ONvIw)

179 Ah, SHIT

RIP, ibguy.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 12, 2020 05:21 PM (U2p+3)

180 Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 05:16 PM (ONvIw)

It's all very odd with the varying plans between school districts, but I'm glad they get to play with Rusty and the new pup, and glad that Rusty is doing better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:22 PM (WkPC9)

181 Animal related: Night of the Lepus is on Svengoolie tonight. I don't think I've ever seen it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 05:22 PM (rpbg1)

182 Thank you, Moron Robbie. You made me feel better. I expect Murphy will show up in his own good time.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:18 PM (XxJt1)

-

(fistbump)

FWIW, I had a cat who decided he was done with being domesticated and he turned feral on his own. He would still come around and hang out, but he didn't want to sleep inside anymore. I'd leave food out for him for a while (and always water) but he eventually wasn't eating anything out of that food bowl. Weird, independent animals.

See also: Cats

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Makes for a tighter sausage at September 12, 2020 05:22 PM (xVQEQ)

183 Back with his sister now.

RIP ibguy

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 12, 2020 05:23 PM (ZSK0i)

184 Just read about ibguy. I have no words. This is shocking.

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2020 05:24 PM (zr5Kq)

185 Hugely off topic, but a sidebar note from Weird Dave is important. Sad news about our horde member ibguy.

No!!! Oh I am so terribly sad to read this.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 05:24 PM (dUJdY)

186 ibguy is gone? Who is going to do those BC walks? Get together with his Moron friends? Fill that huge empty space?

Baby Sister was waiting. I'll cling to that. But it's small comfort.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:24 PM (XxJt1)

187 I expect Murphy will show up in his own good time.

I pray it will be so.

A couple of years ago one of our son's cats was carried off right by the house. Mrs928 says that she heard a cat scream about 2AM and our Bagel was not to be seen again. I made a Lost Cat poster and went around the neighborhood to put them up on telephone poles and on each likely candidate I found one to four lost cat posters. That was disheartening.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2020 05:24 PM (Ap0c4)

188 Thanks, nurse!
My wife reminds me she had one liposuctioned off of her tummy, years ago. I'd forgotten about it since it was just an office visit to get it done.

Posted by: navybrat the not so irritable at September 12, 2020 05:24 PM (w7KSn)

189 Oh; I'm so very sorry to hear about ibguy. We spoke by e-mail various times when I was coordinating the prayer list and he was asking for prayers for his sister and afterwards when she had died. What a lovely man .I will pray for his family and friends.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:25 PM (WkPC9)

190 I never met him, seemed like a wonderful and kind man. Zikhronah livrakha.

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2020 05:26 PM (zr5Kq)

191

It's all very odd with the varying plans between school districts, but I'm glad they get to play with Rusty and the new pup, and glad that Rusty is doing better.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2020 05:22 PM (WkPC9)

We thought the schedule was a bit too crazy for a second grader and a kindergartener. Plus the little one could never tolerate the mask for that long. Total nonsense.

Posted by: CN at September 12, 2020 05:27 PM (ONvIw)

192 Sonofabitch! Why is it that we lose people like rickb and ibguy but assholes like Soros live for fucking ever?

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:27 PM (XxJt1)

193 Noodus chessitorum

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 05:28 PM (rpbg1)

194 Got here late and probably done been said, but ....'who bitch dis is?'.

Posted by: Eromero at September 12, 2020 05:28 PM (XhWtx)

195 Aw, Man. Just read about ibguy. Really, really good guy.

Posted by: Weasel at September 12, 2020 05:29 PM (MVjcR)

196 Nood chest ya'll.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2020 05:29 PM (dUJdY)

197 Oops. My apologies to rickb for the premature posting of his demise.

I meant rickl, if course.

Posted by: creeper at September 12, 2020 05:29 PM (XxJt1)

198 RIP ibguy

Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2020 05:30 PM (+ya+t)

199 There is a nice tribute to him on his blog at the link.

I loved his sister updates, so filled with hope and obvious love for her.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

(It's a Christian prayer, but i think he wouldn't mind.)

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 12, 2020 05:32 PM (Z/jzm)

200 ibguy - God bless!

It always feels like, wasn't he here commenting just recently? We are here and then we are gone. Remember.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click4vid: Jack the Cat- the Fur Flies
at September 12, 2020 05:35 PM (U/u2R)

201 Wow the pet thread went risque!

I love Teresa's Momma cat she reminds me of my beloved Aphrodyte, of happy memory. I miss her still. I rescued her after her person was murdered and nobody wanted to adopt her because she was so shy. She turned out to be the very most loving cat i have ever owned, until i got her little sisters Skindy And Tini my hairless Cats...


But this year was a bumper crop for farm cats likely because my farm dog Fang relocated with my most trusted right hand woman.

This led to little kittens in the barn and all over the place and one nest being born in Lurch's workshop. well he could not resist playingh with the tiny baby fuzzy jellybeans born in the box. They must have liked it because these are the most tame feral cats on record. Their mom is a cat i call Crack Ho Mom, and their Grandma is Trixie, who tries to help raising them Usually Crack Ho Kittens die because mom is an idiot. This year i pulled them out of weird situations, grandma helped and Lurch's new shop sheltered them from the predators and was warm when needed and cooler when it had to be too.

they all lived.

So i had to give one to a friend to raise. She was little Preeka... Gave another sealpoint to the same friend who named her Princess Moonstone (seriously this is the most wonderful kitten i have ever raised) and wanted the twin.

ok so i went abpout taming the twin who was more cautious. he would flop on his side when petted but would avoid being picked up. Well, his best friend who was the tiny runt wanted in on it so i started petting him too. by the time they were tame enough to bring in and house train, of course the lady didnt want them.

thats ok now a friend said she wanted the friendly black one.

Right. Now shes moving and cant take them. My life has been truly hellish lately, and they have spend most of that time in my lap, little seal point Creampuff, and his brother Mr. Livingston Kindly The Not Cat. they have cuddled my blues away and play ridiculous games that cheer me up. Mr. Kindly refuses to let anyone not love him, and just relentlessly cuddles until you relent.

Why am I keeping them? because fuck you that's why. Honestly these are the best cats i have had since Tini and Skindy died of cancer years ago. they get along with the old cats just fine and Weaselbean is becoming resigned to playing with them, so they leave him alone. watching it is the best fun ever, and Lurch loves them. I might submit pictures so the moron horde can see what I'm talking about.

Posted by: gushka can haz kitteh what plays fetch at September 12, 2020 05:41 PM (UXLDv)

202 I might submit pictures so the moron horde can see what I'm talking about.
Posted by: gushka can haz kitteh what plays fetch at September 12, 2020


*

Please do!

And I did have a cat who played fetch, Tatiana the Wonder Siberian. She'd run after her rattle ball, get it in her jaws, and drop it back at my feet. The problem was she wanted to play all evening.

I miss her still.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 05:52 PM (rpbg1)

203 And I did have a cat who played fetch, Tatiana the Wonder Siberian. She'd run after her rattle ball, get it in her jaws, and drop it back at my feet. The problem was she wanted to play all evening.

I miss her still.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 12, 2020 05:52 PM (rpbg1)

my fat little Jellybean is the same way. Particularly with milk rings and various odd objects

Posted by: gushka can haz kitteh what plays fetch at September 12, 2020 06:17 PM (UXLDv)

204 What is this about Mis Hum riding a tame bear? I thought Mis Hum WAS a tame bear. Either way, I have a tame beer, so I win.

Gorgeous pets, fantastical owners. Pet lovers rock!

Posted by: Bama Bubba at September 12, 2020 06:33 PM (mAxkE)

205 Crap. Beaten to the joke.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2020 03:48
Glad you posted that. I was wondered...this isn't the Cicero we all know and love.
LOL, ya got me w/ that one.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2020 07:07 PM (LthQw)

206 Great pet thread as always! Thanks! Next week an update onRebel the Dog!!

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